The Raw Food Diet Explained: How to Supercharge Your Health and Your Life

The Raw Food Diet Explained: How to Supercharge Your Health and Your Life

by Mary B. Perkins

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Overview

This book contains fifty chapters and explains what raw fooding is and how you can use it to improve your health and restore your body to its natural working order. We eat so many processed foods that we don’t even stop to think about what we’re putting into our bodies, and how far we’ve come nutritionally from our ancestral, agrarian roots.

A raw food diet means consuming food in its natural, unprocessed form. There are several common-sense rationales for why this is a good idea. Processing and cooking food can take so much of the basic nutritional value away. Think of some of the conventional wisdom you’ve heard about for years, such as: If you cook pasta just to the al dente (or medium) stage, it will have more calories, yes, but it will have more the nutritional value in it than if you cooked it to a well-done stage. Or you probably remember hearing not to peel carrots or potatoes too deeply, because most of the nutrients and values are just under the surface.

The raw food diet means eating unprocessed, uncooked, organic, whole foods, such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, legumes, dried fruits, seaweeds, etc. It means a diet that is at least 75% uncooked! Cooking takes out flavor and nutrition from vegetables and fruits. A raw food diet means eating more the way our ancient ancestors did. Our healthier, more fit ancestors. They cooked very little, and certainly didn’t cook or process fruits and vegetables. They ate them RAW. Their water wasn’t from a tap; it was natural, spring water. Maybe they drank some coconut milk on occasion.

Doesn’t it just make sense that this is how our bodies were meant to eat? It’s a way of eating that’s in harmony with the planet and in harmony with our own metabolisms. Our bodies were meant to work, and need to work to be efficient. That means exercise, certainly, but it also means eating natural, raw foods that require more energy to digest them.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013572652
Publisher: Peerless Communications
Publication date: 06/11/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 191 KB

About the Author

Mary B. Perkins owns her own raw food restaurant in Spokane, Washington. She has been involved in raw fooding since 1995. Once she began eating raw foods on a regular basis, Mary lost 56 pounds in four months. Her health has never been better.

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